Today, April 19, 2017, the San Pedro Town Council met with the U.S. Embassy, Public Health Inspector and the San Pedro Police Department to discuss a temporary, and eventually permanent construction of a morgue for the island of Ambergris Caye.   

The Officer in Charge (OC) of San Pedro, Henry Jemmott, stated that the permanent morgue is scheduled to hold the least eight bodies. The site for the island morgue is already available but certain modifications need to be made before construction begins.

However, since construction is expected to take place within several months, the U.S. Embassy has proposed to donate a 3 x 8 feet long Mortuary Refrigerator to be used at the San Pedro Poly Clinic in the time being; preparations are underway to acquire the refrigerator.

Representatives of the U.S. Embassy, Georgia Belezaire and Robert Gibson, along with those present at the meeting, visited the Poly Clinic, the cemetery in southern Ambergris Caye (where the morgue is scheduled to be constructed) and the San Pedro Police Department where the bodies are stored at the moment.

Another meeting will be scheduled to discuss further plans and installation.

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